Various Artists - (Abstract Hip-Hop) SPLIT
by CUNTROLL, Another Chance Records and Stigae Music
The Stigae Collective got invited to participate in this interesting project which is organized around a very simple scheme - three labels, each picks three artists of their repertoire and each artist presents three tracks. The music is being collected around the concept of instrumental hip-hop although you might hear all kinds of electronic and acoustic influences, reaching from jazz and soul to experimental drum&bass and IDM.
Three Artist represent the russian netlabel CUNTROLL - its founder PARADEIGMA, ZCR and Abstracode. The compilation starts with their nine tracks and puts the listener right into the main musical idea. The second part of nine tracks was collected by the spanish label Another Chance Records. Another Chance is releasing music digitally on iTunes, Beatport and other popular sites and has been a great support for lots of new artists. It is featured with three very interesting musicians - Swordxl, BTB and Psychedelic Rain.
The third and last part of SPLIT is a collection of nine tracks form the Stigae Collective, produced by the label founder Georg Hekt, the tinkering-champion Q-Daelic and Chicago-based downtempo beat-master Blackdaylight. It's starting with Hekt's trip-hop and electronic tunes in a well-known Stigae-sound and leads up to Q-Daelic who's been quiet for a while but kicks back with three amazing new tunes. The closing of the compilation consists of the three tunes by Blackdaylight which build an amazing finish. Very noticeable and indeed a masterpiece is his second tune featuring the great and very popular R&B/Soul singer from Chicago, Yaw.
SPLIT, this compilation of three labels, nine artists and twenty-seven tracks is a must-hear and a great treat for all abstract hip-hop lovers and friends of the netlabel/free music scene. Download, listen and enjoy! And support the artists: help us spread the word about it!